- Briefly BusinessiPhone 5S marks first transformational iOS 7 change for Apple Inc'Larger' HTC One Max smartphone launched, similar to iPhone 5S, price near Samsung Galaxy Note 3Apple Inc. iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C India sales via Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications, price starts Rs 42k
Apple Inc iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will be available in India from November 1. The iPhone 5S will be priced at Rs 53,500 for 16 GB, Rs 62,500 for 32 GB and Rs 71,500 for Rs 64 GB. It will be available in gold, space grey and black colours. The price of iPhone 5C, which is available in yellow, green, pink, white and blue, will start at Rs 41,900 for 16 GB, while its 32 GB variant is priced at Rs 53,500.
Cases for iPhone 5S will cost Rs 3,200, while those for 5C will cost Rs 2,300. iPhone 4S 8GB will be available for Rs 31,500. Apple has discontinued iPhone 4 and iPhone 5.
Leading telecom operators Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications have already announced that they will start selling iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C smartphones from November 1 in India.
Airtel has started pre-bookings for the latest iPhones which saw record sales in the first three days of launch in the US market. "Interested customers can visit select Airtel Retail Store for pre-registration," Airtel had said in a statement.
Reliance Communications said it will offer both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C "to customers beginning on November 1, 2013."
A contract-free and unlocked 16GB version of the iPhone 5C is available for USD 549 (about Rs 34,700) in the US, while an unlocked and contract-free iPhone 5S can be bought for USD 649 (about Rs 41,000).
iPhone 5C will be a choice for consumers evaluating Apple Inc's 16 GB model of iPhone 5 while iPhone 5S can be an option for customers looking for an alternate option to 64 GB model of iPhone 5.
Apple last week announced that iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C would be available in more than a dozen countries on November 1, including India, without revealing their prices.
Apple has timed the release of latest iPhones in India before Diwali, which is on November 3. Apple Inc products have previously hit the Indian markets in the last fortnight of November or the first fortnight of December.